Fraggle Rock


For the little kids in grown-ups who have yet to grow up, good news is on the horizon: A double helping of nostalgia will soon be making its way to screens both big and small.

Kid-friendly TV series Fraggle Rock and The Electric Company are being steamrolled back into production, the former in a live-action musical film, and the latter in an updated run on PBS.

According to Variety, the Weinstein Co. secured rights to the puppet-starring Jim Henson brainchild, announcing plans for a Fraggle Rock movie reuniting Gogo, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and Red. No plot has been revealed, though the big-screen adventure will take the characters outside their home turf, where they have brief interactions with humans whom they believe to be aliens.

The show debuted on HBO in 1983 and ran for five seasons.

The Electric Company, meanwhile, dates back even further, though skewed to roughly the same under-10 demographic, beginning its six-year run in 1971.

A fresh—or at least slightly fresher—faced Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno starred on the literacy-advocating series, produced by the Sesame Workshop.

Per the trade, PBS will begin airing 26 all-new episodes of the reading-, music- and dance-friendly show in January, with a cavalcade of branded books, games and digital media to follow.

If only enforced nap time could have the same resurgence.

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